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Published: 28 June 2022

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780198776796

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Ideology and Mass Killing

The Radicalized Security Politics of Genocides and Deadly Atrocities

Jonathan Leader Maynard

  • The first volume to offer a dedicated, comparative theory of ideology's role in mass killing
  • Combines a huge range of cutting edge research from across political science, psychology, history, political theory, and sociology to develop new understandings of violence
  • Examines four principal cases from across the globe, including the understudied cases of Allied bombing in World War II and the Guatemalan Civil War, to reveal common dynamics of mass killing
  • Offers a new, developed account of how ideologies can influence acts of political violence amongst different individuals and groups

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